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Pioneer in Molecular Imaging to Lead MSU’s New Bio Engineering Research Initiatives

Chris Contag portrait photo

Christopher H. Contag will join Michigan State University as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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Irina Kozlenkova and human growth hormone

‘Life-Enhancing’ Drugs May Be Overprescribed

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if…

MSU’s 3-D ‘Hand’ Tests Fingerprint Scanners

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But…

empathy map of the world

Is America Still an Empathetic Country?

Friday, October 14, 2016

A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. While a top…


Poor Health Literacy a Public Health Issue

Thursday, October 13, 2016

America’s poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed – not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction…


Plant Diversity Could Naturally Repel Crop Pests

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop….

Peter DeCosta

Teachers Could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new…